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Art Class at Feilding Technical School

Art class underway at the Feilding Technical School which was located on the corner of Fergusson and Stafford Streets. FDCA 2019.372.743

Walking Challenge 1912

In 1912 a walking challenge was held from Feilding to Marton and return, matching those on the 'beer diet' against those on the 'peanut diet'. Who won is not noted in our records! If you know more about this event, please email us the details. FDCA 2019.372.913

Oroua River Flood, 1897

In April 1897 there was heavy flooding across the North Island from Wairoa to Woodville. The traffic and railway bridges across the Oroua River at Aorangi suffered considerably under the heavy flood waters. [Ref: FI 2011.150.138.02]

Apiti to Kimbolton Stage

The Apiti-Kimbolton stage pulled by two horses, parked outside the Courthouse in Feilding. Charles Max Bauer bought a line of coaches in 1898. By 1906 he was advertising as a Royal Mail coach. After her husband's death Mrs. M.K. Bauer continued to run the business. FDCA 2019.372.473

Salvation Army Silver Band

The 1918 flu pandemic arrived in New Zealand just as WW1 was drawing to a close and in its wake left approx 9,000 people dead in 2-3 months. The Sally Army Band played hymns in the streets and at several institutions, which was appreciated by the sick and bereaved. FI 2011.150.227

Sam Daw's Coach, Kimbolton

Sam Daw's coach standing outside what is now Hansen's Cafe in Kimbolton. [ref: FDCA 2017.206.07-6]

First Car in Bunnythorpe, c1904

Taken outside Aldrich House. The driver is the manager at the nearby Glaxo Factory. [Ref: 2017.206.14h]

Stanway School 1898

Pupils outside their school.

Manchester Rifles Shooting Team